The Sandborn

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The Sunvipers were Nagas before they left Queen Azshara's dominion to search for broken pieces of an ancient relic, rumoured to be the remnants of a rogue N'aaru. Their quest took them to a desert where the fragment they found gave them Light-attuned powers. The Sunvipers sought to find the other pieces but the only way their small numbers would be successful in this endeavour would be through magic-guided dreams. To protect them while they slumbered, they formed a cult of human mage-slaves that they called the Sandborn to rule in their stead.

As the years went by, however, the Sandborn were beset by a number of enemies and after several wars, they decided that the best way to maintain the secret of the sleeping Sunvipers was to hide their cities entirely instead of risking defeat. In a mass-sacrifice, the Sandborn buried their great cities under the shifting sands of the desert, awaiting the natural awakening of their naga masters to return as undead servants of the Light.

FEATURES
• The Sandborn build through their Monoliths. The construction happens in safety, and once done, the building can be unearthed in the vicinity of a Monolith that is Anchored to the ground. Monoliths are able to move around.
• The Sandborn abuse health regeneration. Their structures and mechanical units cannot be directly repaired (other than through Hierophants) and must regenerate. They are only able to regenerate during daytime.
• The Sandborn are extremely effective resource gatherers. Two Megaliths should take care of your lumber needs. (WARNING: I don't know why the Megaliths move to the center of the map to resume their harvest cycle, so avoid having more than 2 on lumber or it could crash the game.)



BUILDINGS


Pyramid of Light/Nexus/Apex ------- Trollschnitzel (Edited - R) | Pyramide
Ancient Shrine -------------------- Sin'dorei300 (Edited) | RuinedCurvedWall
Mausoleum ------------------------- Ujimasa Hojo (Reskinned) | Vault of Relics
Buried Temple --------------------- Ujimasa Hojo (Edited) | Citadel
Monolith -------------------------- Retera | -n/a
Conduit Stone --------------------- Kino (Edited) | Dreamspire
Reliquary ------------------------- Retera (Model) | -n/a



HEROES

Sandborn Avatar ------------------- MiniMage | SandElemental
Reaper of the Dust ---------------- -Grendel (Edited) | Priest of Pustrescence
Grand Priestess ------------------- Retera/DeuceGorgon (Edited) | Medusa - Ancient Witch



UNITS

Sandling/Sand Elemental ----------- Minox (Skin) (Edited) | Sandman
Hierophant ------------------------ *Daenar7 | ProteaSapiens.blp
Earthripper ----------------------- Kuhneghetz | Stingray (Variation 1)
Djinn ----------------------------- Kuhneghetz | Earth Mephit
Scytheclaw ------------------------ -Grendel | Dune Scorpion
Empyreal -------------------------- WhiteDeath (Edited) | FrostRevenant
Sunfire Cleric -------------------- -Grendel | Undead Fire Mage
Desert Moth ----------------------- Retera (Model) | -n/a
Sphinx ---------------------------- morbent (Skin) | Sphinx.blp
Guardian of the Dust -------------- 67Chrome (Skin) | Mummy_by67chrome.blp
Megalith -------------------------- Retera | **Pyramide
Enigma Cube ----------------------- Retera (Animations) | -n/a



SPELL/ATTACHEMENT VFX

Awaken Sphinx --------------------- WILL THE ALMIGHTY | Dirt Explosion
Focused Beam ---------------------- WILL THE ALMIGHTY | LaserYellow (WILL Effects 3 - WMDs - wc3campaigns)
Shining Corona -------------------- JesusHipster | DivineBarrier
Sun Globe ------------------------- Frankster | Orb of Light
Dome of Sunlight ------------------ Callahan | VoodooAura
Erosion Aura ---------------------- JetFangInferno | NagaBirth\SandBreathDamage
Kindle ---------------------------- Pyritie | Fire High and Uber
Hidden Essence (Buff) ------------- Infrisios | Duel
Jinx ------------------------------ JetFangInferno | ChakraTarget (JetFang RandomFxPack - wc3campaigns)
Spell Rift ------------------------ JesusHipster | GatherSouls
Gold Harvest/Lumber Harvest ------- Power | HarvestLife\GainLife
Harvest Sand FX ------------------- JetFangInferno | NagaBirth
Shining Flare --------------------- WILL THE ALMIGHTY | HolyStrike (WILL FX pack - wc3campaigns)
Earthquake Explosion FX ----------- JetFangInferno | Explosion (JetFang RandomFxPack - wc3campaigns)
Sun Conduit Lense Flare ----------- dhguardianes (Edited) | Blue Lense Flare
Sun Globe Death ------------------- JetFangInferno | WispExplode
Guardians of the Dust ------------- Dragunov (Edited) | Sarcophagus
Ancient Arcana -------------------- Daelin | SorceryMark (Daelin MetaMarks - wc3Campaigns)
Ancient Arcana FX 2 --------------- nhocklanhox6 | Unleash the power



MISSILE VFX

Wind Conduit ---------------------- JetFangInferno (Edited) | RoarCaster
Sun Conduit ----------------------- WILL THE ALMIGHTY | JudgementTarget
Sphinx ---------------------------- UgoUgo | OrbOfWind
Reaper of the Dust ---------------- BurninRose | TornadoMissile
Grand Priestess ------------------- epsilon (Edited) | SpiritArrow_ByEpsilon
Soulsinge Blast ------------------- 00110000 | Mini Comet
Astral Pixies --------------------- ChevronSeven | AncestralGuardianMissileBlue



ICONS

Burn Magic ------------------------ PeeKay | BTNEnhanceBody
Sun Globe ------------------------- Peekay | BTNSphereOfDivine
Shining Corona -------------------- NFWar | BTNTicTac
Dust Cloud ------------------------ Juice_F | BTNSandStorm
Erosion Aura ---------------------- PeeKay | BTNPetry
Guardians of the Dust ------------- 67Chrome | BTNMummy
Arcane Riddle --------------------- CRAZYRUSSIAN | BTNcrWarp11
Tremor Waves ---------------------- -Berz- | BTNRift
Desert Tendrils ------------------- CRAZYRUSSIAN | BTNcrWarp4
Flowing Sand ---------------------- D.ee | BTNSandstorm3
Grinding Sand --------------------- -Berz- | BTNAvalanche



LIBRARIES/SYSTEMS
Unit Indexer ---------------------- Bribe
DOT in GUI ------------------------ Paladon & Dynasti
Fade System ----------------------- crehym
Damage Engine --------------------- Bribe
Autofly --------------------------- Magtheridon96
LastOrder\AbortSpell -------------- Rising_Dusk
SimError -------------------------- Vexorian
GetClosestWidget ------------------ Bannar aka Spinnaker
IsDestructableTree ---------------- PitzerMike
Loop Spell Template --------------- Bribe
Custom Race System ---------------- Archmage Owenalacaster



* Reskin is mostly done by me but I used the ProteaSapiens texture to give more texture
to the tail of the Hierophant.

** While the base of the model is indeed Trollscnitzel's Pyramide, Retera made significant
modifications that turned it into the great model for the Megalith, so it deserves special
mention.

Any other custom models/icons/fx were made by yours truly, but it's entirely possible that
I've overlooked a few resources made by other people (or mislabeled some). If your work is in my map and has
not been credited, please let me know and I'll update the list of credits.
 
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I've posted the Sandborn mostly as a source of inspiration. I can't say I have any plans on updating the race any time soon - I made this race a while back for a contest so I don't really remember what could be causing this issue.

Thanks for the crash report, though. If I ever do look at the race I'll make sure to post here.
 
I've posted the Sandborn mostly as a source of inspiration. I can't say I have any plans on updating the race any time soon - I made this race a while back for a contest so I don't really remember what could be causing this issue.

Thanks for the crash report, though. If I ever do look at the race I'll make sure to post here.

Get to work ye bum.
 
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